Learning and Development Events

Project Management Practices and Tools

UCSF Staff

This half-day instructor-led workshop is designed for business professionals who want to enhance their project management skills and better manage projects of all kinds. While traditional project management concepts are covered, this session is focused on bringing innovative insights and practical techniques to revolutionize managing projects of all sizes.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Project management defined
  • Tasks, durations, dependencies
  • Resources, availability, assignment
  • Planning and issue tracking
  • Defining results and driving to completion
  • Streamlining communication and collaboration
  • Setting expectations and negotiation
  • Project management tools

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Time: 9am - 12pm

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New Leader Onboarding - Successful Transitions

UCSF Directors, Managers and Supervisors.

This refreshed version of New Leader Onboarding is a blended module that orients the new supervisor or manager to leadership at UCSF.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the culture of UCSF and the implications for leading people
  • Navigating the larger support systems and structure
  • Identifying criteria for becoming a successful leader

Flyer: Check out and share our New Leader Onboarding flyer!

Location: Virtual (Zoom). Participants will receive an email with a Zoom meeting invite no later than 2 business days before the session.

Time: 9am - 12pm.

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Management Practice Series (MPS)

January 11, 2023 to March 30, 2023
Managers and Supervisors
Required for all new UCSF managers and supervisors, also recommended as a periodic refresher for existing managers.
 
Vital to understanding key management policies and best practices, each 2.5-hour virtual course is presented by the expert responsible for administering that policy/practice at UCSF. You may browse and register for all the offerings in the series, or click the title below to register for the individual class.
 

For Health Managers

For Campus Managers

Addressing Bullying and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace Addressing Bullying and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace
Attendance Monitoring Attendance Monitoring
Benchmarking Compensation & Overview
Compensation & Classification Corrective Action
Corrective Action Developing a Job Description
Developing a Job Description: Tips & Tools Interviewing and Selection
Interviewing and Selection Introduction to Engagement
Introduction to Engagement Leave of Absence and Workers' Comp
Leading Everyday PRIDE Reasonable Accommodation and The Interactive Process
Leave of Absence Performance Management
Legal Issues and Risk Supervising within Equal Employment Opportunity Policy & Law
Privacy in the Workplace; It's More than HIPAA  
Reasonable Accommodation and The Interactive Process  
Performance Management  
Supervising within Equal Employment Opportunity Policy & Law  
Understanding Patient Experience  
Workers Compensation, Return-to-Work and Ergonomics  

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $35 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline.

Flyer: View and share the Management Practice Series flyer!

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Microsoft Excel Intermediate Workshop

UCSF Staff
(this workshop assumes that you have taken our Beginner Excel Workshop or used Excel for six months and are familiar with the fundamentals, and have some experience creating workbooks, worksheets, cells, ranges, and using a variety of functions and formulas)
 
This virtual, half-day, instructor-led workshop is for business users who are already familiar with Microsoft Excel and want to take their skills to the next level. Learn powerful techniques that can help save significant time, analyze data and extract important business insights, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively. Key topics covered:
  • Data manipulation: Managing budgets and projections, as well as handling large lists of data. Basic and advanced formulas, 3-D ranges, sorting and filtering techniques, database functions, and several other features are covered.
  • Data entry and validation: Using Excel's ability to gather and validate data when applicable, including validation rules and conditional formatting.
  • Collaboration: Enabling multiple users to review and edit workbooks by sharing them on the network or via e-mail. Protecting sheets or cells within a sheet to ensure data integrity and confidentiality. Tracking changes, reviewing changes, and accepting changes.
  • Efficiency: Using templates and styles to reuse worksheets, and to set standards and ensure consistency. Includes dozens of shortcuts and tips that can be applied on a daily basis.

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Time: 8:30am - 12pm.

Flyer: View and share the Microsoft Excel Intermediate Workshop flyer!

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Microsoft Excel Advanced Pivot Tables Workshop

UCSF Staff


In this virtual, half-day, instructor-led workshop you will learn the most powerful capabilities of Excel PivotTables and how they can be an invaluable tool in helping you analyze your data and present your findings in compelling ways. If you have been using PivotTables and wondering what more you can do with them, or maybe running into obstacles and wishing you can get around them, this workshop will help you unleash the power of PivotTables and get outstanding results. We also cover Excel Macros, providing you with an understanding of the VBA scripting language and how Macros can help you add important functionality to your workbooks. Key topics covered:

  • Getting your data ready for PivotTable Reports and Charts including eliminating duplicates, organizing your data efficiently, and defining proper relationships between data sets.
  • Using custom functions to perform more advanced analysis and comparisons such as counts, statistical functions, % of row, % of column, and many more.
  • Filtering your report to display subsets of the data and reveal hidden insights about your customers, product lines, and other subsets of data sets.
  • Formatting reports, sorting them automatically, manually, or based on pre-determined sort orders, as well as grouping them based on user-defined groups that reflect your business environment.
  • Adding formulas to your PivotTables and Charts so they include the calculations and ratios that are specific to your needs.
  • Incorporate your PivotTables reports and Charts into Word documents and linking them so they stay up-to-date.
  • Writing Macros and accessing the properties, methods, and events of Excel Objects such as workbooks, worksheets, and ranges, in order to add more significant functionally.
  • Using Macros to respond to user events and therefore making your workbooks more user friendly and better addressing the specific needs of your users.

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm.

Flyer: View and share the Microsoft Excel Advanced Pivot Tables Workshop flyer!

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Accomplishing More with Less for Managers and Supervisors Workshop

Managers and Supervisors

Ideal for those overseeing the work of others and who want to achieve great results with their teams. Whether you have taken the Accomplishing More With Less Workshop or not, you are likely to benefit and walk away with practical tips/techniques to apply right away.

This virtual, one-day workshop is designed to help participants develop and practice skills crucial for managing people successfully in today’s information-overload and diverse work environment. We cover crucial time and priority management techniques to help you better manage your own time and priorities, therefore finding the necessary time to manage and coach your employees. Additionally, you will be able to equip your employees with the same tools and techniques to help overcome overload, feeling of stress, and get more accomplished. Key takeaways:

  • Adopt highly effective time management and priority management tools and techniques so you can better manage your own time.
  • Be able to coach your team using the same tools and techniques so they can improve their performance and fulfillment.
  • Manage performance, create accountability and keep everyone focused on the desired results.
  • Build best practices to enhance team communication and productivity.
  • Manage strategically and help your team succeed in spite of the overload.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Time: 9am - 4pm.

Flyer: View and share our Accomplishing More for Managers flyer!

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Striving for Your Best Series

February 10, 2023 to March 10, 2023
UCSF Staff

Explores how to improve your professional skills and knowledge as an individual contributor (note: managers/supervisors would better benefit from Leadership Development Series). 

The 5-week course is a blended format, using an instructor-facilitated 3-hour virtual session (practical activities to apply the content to your specific situation) and an asynchronous resource (digital content that you review on your own at approximately 20 minutes in length) each week on the following topics:

  • Getting Started: before diving into the workshops, review your Clifton Strengths Insight Guide Report, take an introductory coaching session, and participate in an optional 360 Degree Feedback Evaluation.
  1. What Makes Me Successful: an overview of the UCSF competency model, the value of CliftonStrengths, and how these strengths support the UCSF True North Pillars.
  2. Working as One Team: explores how assumptions affect our interpretations and how empathic communication can help build relationships in routine work situations as well as during times of conflict.
  3. Keeping Commitments in Times of Change: reviews why change happens and what you can do to manage the impact to your commitments.
  4. Learning Deeper and Broader: demonstrates the value of feedback and helps you implement a plan to build and maintain your continued learning journey.
  5. Taking Care of Self: explores the elements of wellbeing and how to build healthy practices that support your resilience.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Next offering dates: February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, and March 10 at 9:10am - 12pm.

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Microsoft OneNote Workshop

UCSF Staff

(intended for computer users who want to use the basic tools and features of Microsoft OneNote -- previous exposure to personal computers and desktop applications is needed)

This half-day instructor-led course is designed for end users who need to know the operational descriptions and uses of many common features of Microsoft OneNote. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the following basic work-related tasks in Microsoft OneNote.

Course Objective:

• Communicate knowledge associated with concepts and terms related to Microsoft OneNote

• Demonstrate skills in using the Ribbons, Menus, and Help

• Demonstrate skills in creating and formatting sections and pages

• Demonstrate skills in commonly used features

• Demonstrate skills in drawing tools

• Demonstrate skills in sharing the notebook and reviewing history

Topics:

• Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft® OneNote®

• Lesson 2: Creating and Formatting Sections and Pages

• Lesson 3: Commonly Used Features

• Lesson 4: Basic Drawing Tools

• Lesson 5: Sharing the Notebook

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Time: 8:30am - 12pm.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

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Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks Workshop

UCSF Staff

You must have a working knowledge of Excel or have taken the Excel Beginner Workshop before taking this class.

Are you wondering if, or wishing that, there were ways to make your work in Microsoft Excel more efficient and rewarding as you take on the countless tasks that Excel can help you with? Have you taken the intermediate Excel classes and ready to take your Excel skills to yet another level? This virtual, half-day, instructor-led workshop provides hands-on practical Excel help, so that you may uncover the myriad of tips and tricks that Excel offers leaving you inspired and equipped with what you need to be productive and make your spreadsheets compelling. You’re likely to walk away with many practical tips and tricks that you can apply right away. Key topics:

• Keyboards shortcuts to make life easier
• Tricks to working with large spreadsheets including comparing and contrasting data
• Conditional formatting and data validation
• Copying and moving data quickly within and in between sheets
• Working with hidden columns
• Using the Paste Special features to save time
• Converting text to columns 
• Troubleshooting formulas

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm.

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Accomplishing More with Less Workshop

UCSF Staff


In this virtual, one-day workshop, learn how to harness the power of organizational skills to deal with today's most pressing workplace issues, such as: time management, prioritization, dealing with interruptions, e-mail, calendars and to-do lists, as well as organizing electronic and paper documents. And most importantly, you’ll learn how to feel re-invigorated and re-energized at work and beyond!

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $75 fee. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline (5 days before).

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Time: 9am - 4pm

Flyer: View and share our Accomplishing More with Less Workshop flyer!

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